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Rust's Flying Service

Address: 4525 Enstrom Circle, Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone Number: 907-243-1595
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Take a flight our float planes to the real Alaska whether flight seeing glaciers and mountains...
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Take a flight our float planes to the real Alaska whether flight seeing glaciers and mountains, bear viewing at remote lodges and national parks or fly in fishing. We've been flying people to Alaska's wilderness since 1963; located at Lake Hood in Anchorage, Alaska.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were a family of 7 and recently took their charter flight. The bears have disappeared from the places they are authorized to take tourists. Seems like the bears have found other fishing grounds or they are tired of tourists congregating there. Don't be fooled by the pics on their website, they are from a while ago! We were on... More 

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Morgan, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Today we took the flight seeing tour of McKinley/Denali with our pilot Justin. Words can not describe the experience. It was a perfect day for flying, the skies were clear and the sun highlighted the mountains. The peak of Denali broke through the clouds just as we flew by. We also were able to land on frozen Chelatna Lake. The... More 

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Bremen, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Don't believe this company once you get there they change what they tell you over the phone!!! don't plan on catching anything and if you do you will have to release even thought it is in season!! THEY WILL LIE TO YOU!!!!!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've flown with Rust's many many times and each flight has been unique and amazing fun. The pilots all have great career experiences to share. They also have a great little shop at the Lake Hood location...go pick up a cool hat or shirt!

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

At 10 AM the four of us went on a floatplane overview trip (Anchorage flight seeing safari) of the Anchorage area. The aircraft was a single engine Beaver with easy space for six (another couple went along with us). Aircraft has a 5 hour fuel supply with a range of about 500 miles. The float plane field is located close... More 

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Kiama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very safe feeling from confident and knowledgable pilots. The Bear viewing at Redoubt Bay was sensational.

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We called for a reservation on the morning of our flight and were able to get 2 seats on a glacier-viewing tour later that day. The reservation agent suggested that instead of purchasing the 30-minute tour, to instead spring for the next level up (1.5 hours). We're so glad we did - 30 minutes would have been a disappointment, but... More 

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Nambour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My wife and I recently experienced one of Rust's flying expeditions and the result was well worth the effort. This company has modern aircraft and a great range of destinations. Our original destination was wiped out by weather but they rearranged their flight schedules and fitted us in to another area for viewing.

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Waconia, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We booked a flight with Rust's for 3 hours. Pilot was great and was in contact with other pilots and the base to optimize our flight. We actually let him decide our flight pattern and were glad we did. We were also lucky that the day was beautiful. Staff is very professional, picked us up at our hotel and returned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We used Rust's flying service to go to see the bears. Our pilot was really nice and the flight was a lot of fun. When we got there we had a very full day of viewing bears from boats. They made us a great lunch of freshly caught salmon. It was a really great day. I have about 1300 images... More 

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  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
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